On the heels of Texas Republican Louie Gohmert’s announcement Sunday that he’s officially a candidate for Speaker of the House, conservative activists have launched a website aimed at getting present Speaker John Boehner voted out.
The FreedomWorks website explains its position under the title “Speaker Boehner Has Got to Go”:
It’s time for a new Speaker of the House.
John Boehner has been Speaker of the House for four years. And in those four years he has betrayed conservatives and cut backroom deals to give President Obama exactly what he wants.
We can’t accept a Speaker of the House who continually surrenders to Obama’s radical agenda.
Now is the chance for Republicans to elect a principled leader – a leader who will stand up to Obama and the progressives.
The page provides a form that can be emailed to representatives, urging them to vote against Boehner for Speaker of the House.
Along with Gohmert, Rep. Ted Yoho also threw his hat into the Speaker ring.